Last Updated : 01-09-2014 18:35

 
 

Opinion

Pros and cons of extending the retirement age

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Leaning against a wheel barrow filled with some foul smelling garbage 74- year -old R.A.L Perera was exhausted even though his working day was still young. Speaking to Daily Mirror he said that he had been cleaning the streets of Colombo for 6 years.

Exporting knowledge would bring greater gains

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Sri Lanka’s total remittance in 2013 from abroad is expected to be in excess of $ 6.5 billion and the CB road map estimates that remittances would increase to U$D 9 Billion (9% of the GDP) by 2016 and $10 Billion by 2017.

Fate of death row convicts hanging in the air - Editorial

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The fast by the prisoners condemned to death for various crimes atop the Bogambara prison over the weekend brings forth a long-forgotten or long-ignored issue by the authorities.

OUR CRUMMY STAMPS AND CRUMMIER PAPER MONEY TELL A STORY

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 Money, yes money, the stuff that makes the world and everybody on it, go round and round is indispensable. It superseded the ‘I’ll give you this for that’ in singles or in numbers in systems of bartering adopted by our ancients.

Is Parliament's dignity under threat- Let us establish a Parliamentary research service

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It appears that everyone  is moaning at the qualitative decline of Parliamentary debate in our country; this is indeed a shame for the standard of debate and the conduct of our.....

Douglas Devananda slams npc

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Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Douglas Devananda charged that the Northern Provincial Council had failed to deliver anything to the general public despite high hopes pinned on it by people at the elections.

The Cabinet and Sri Lankan Tamils

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The executive power exercisable by the Cabinet of Ministers plays an important role in the governance of parliamentary democracy. The executive power under both the Soulbury and 1972 Constitutions was vested with the Cabinet of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister.

Promoting Excellence: Learning from the Nearest Neighbour

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India’s premier private TV channel, NDTV, in association with the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, TATA sponsored a national event recently at the Indian President’s official residence, Rashtrapathi Bhavan in Delhi.

Are we eating to die? -

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We are often told that we should not eat to live, but live to eat. The situation seems to have turned a full vicious circle and today—despite all the marvels of modern medicine--most of us are often unknowingly forced to eat to die.

Editorial - What lies in the road ahead?

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On Thursday, the Central Bank presented the Road Map 2014—the economic policy document which lays out valuable information about the road ahead for the country’s economy

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